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Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
volume of cross-border trade was 17 billion us dollars - with some three quarters made in china. vietnam is indeed a good buyer! but its investment in china, up to now at least, is very limited. >>shixing: many vietnamese companies are investigating the market and preparing to invest. but so far, ours is the only direct investor in dongxing, even in the whole of guangxi region. >>reporter: and according to analysts, vietnam is also disappointed, to say the least, with the relatively low level of direct investment from its huge neighbour - which stands, today, at around two billion dollars. >>: but the most contentious issue for vietnam concerns territory - groups of small islands and great swathes of sea - potentially rich in natural resources. and this is a long-running dispute that involves the whole region. >>mackie: the lure of oil and gas to help fund the economies of china and south east asia has created suspicion and animosity. competing claims exist regarding sovereignty over the south china sea, with china claiming.....well, most of it - and it's been prepared to use military fo
Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
province, 17 farming families each received a 2,000 us dollar government grant - plus land û to help construct new homes after landslides severely damaged their old properties. >>as it costs around 8,000 dollars to build a house like this, the policy succeeds in boosting consumption by encouraging devout savers to spend. >>and in these times of economic uncertainty, the party also banks considerable political capital from those that missed out on china's economic boom. >>chen: they helped build the home, gave us a warm place to live; they laid on electricity, we have light, water supply, we can clean û and the most wonderful thing is that they gave us a path to prosperity. >>reporter: across guizhou's wudang district alone û an area around the size of new york city û theauthorities have helped fund over a thousand new homes, as well constructing roads and bridges to connect remote communities with the market. >>the zhong family in hongqi village says all this makes a big difference to their living standards û as do other specific farming policies. >>zhong: the government helps to
Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
unusual biofuels being developed in the us >>: the beauty of our technology is as a consumer, things won't change, you'll go to the gas station you'll fill up your car but you'll be doing it with a renewable fuel. >>abirached: >>abirached: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. this week we are looking back at some of the best stories of the past year. as the recession rolls on it is becoming clear that china has not been as badly hit as many predicted. and as china becomes and increasingly important global power there is a growing feeling that her currency, the rmb could also challenge the dollar as the world's reserve currency. >>reporter: the cranes at fangchenggang hoist the lion's share of global trade in and out of south west china's guangxi zhuang region. >>: loads like these sacks of aluminium oxide are usually settled in us dollars - the world's leading reserve currency. but volatile exchange rates are adding to the pain of the global slowdown. so, to counter this, china is prom
Aug 4, 2009 6:17pm EDT
reduced power consumption and low impact production processes. for the rest of us well, they just look stylish. >>reporter: when it comes to technology, less is more. we want it smaller and more powerful; to look better and sound better. which is why scientists at warwick university in the uk have invented a revolutionary new thin and flexible speaker - which actually started out life as a sheet of tin foil and some baking paper. >>billson: this is essentially what we call an electro static speaker. and that means it works by converting electrical voltage to sound. a conventional loudspeaker, one of these, converts electrical current to sound. now this as you can see is relatively small which means that sound goes off in all directions. because this is a relatively large area, and all the sound resonates at the same phase & frequency, this means it's a lot more directional than conventional speakers >>reporter: this material can't produce bass level frequencies at the moment, so it could only really replace your tweeters. it'll also need to be driven by a different kind of amp but on t
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
secure a bank loan interest rates are around 20 percent many businesspeople use hawala, a trustbased money transfer system where local brokers deliver and receive cash. >> barkzai: we have a lot of provinces that there are no banks a lot of people are doing the hawala system, theprevious system which was before the banks were here in afghanistan - there is mobile banking system that you can send money through roschan mobile banking. >>reporter: laila is another graduate from the school. like many afghans she lived in pakistan for a few years during the taliban rule but she came back hoping to take advantge of kabul's new found prosperity >>laila: the situation for businesswomen in afghanistan has gotten better.during the taliban times it was hard but when i came back from pakistan, it got better and it is improving all the time >>heikkila: afghanistan has a long way to go when it comes to businesswomen achieving their full potential but women like laila are feeling more optimistic about the future >>reporter: getting ready to open her shop in just over a week's timeanjela
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